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ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2011 | By Michael Phillips, Tribune Newspapers critic
Scrambling to accommodate its Big Gulp of an ensemble cast, for which disaster movie maven Irwin Allen would've killed, "New Year's Eve" does for its holiday what last year's "Valentine's Day" did for Valentine's Day. If this one's a hit, as was "Valentine's Day" ($200 million worldwide), surely we can expect "Presidents Day. " With nice cameos for actual ex-presidents. As with "Valentine's Day," the template for director Garry Marshall and screenwriter Katherine Fugate is "Love, American Style" except some of the plotlines interconnect.
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BUSINESS
December 31, 1985 | NANCY RIVERA, Times Staff Writer
The same Southern California consumers who gave retailers a ho-hum Christmas season seem determined to celebrate this New Year's Eve, even though they are loaded with debt up to their funny party hats. But there is one important difference this year--many of those who party may be doing so sober.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2000 | By JAMES F. PELTZ,
The New Year's Eve party in Las Vegas ended up much more subdued than expected for the city's gaming companies--and a downright sobering event for their stockholders. Visitation to the Strip's big casino-hotels in late December fell far short of expectations, a situation that Wall Street had begun to sense early. Stock prices for the major operators began sliding in November and are still under pressure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With one week left before a series of city-sponsored millennium festivals, less than half of the 92,000 free tickets for the event at Van Nuys Airport have been snatched up, but city officials believe demand will increase as the events draw near. Many tickets are still available for four other New Year's Eve festivals being hosted by the city as family-friendly, alcohol-free celebrations of the new millennium.
NEWS
December 12, 1999 | JOANNE KENEN, REUTERS
Lisa Sam is a freshman at New York's Hunter College with an interest in anthropology. Usually she also has an interest in cash, but when a desperate Brooklyn baby-sitting client offered her $300 to watch two children on this once-in-a-millennium New Year's Eve, Sam turned her down. "I told them I'd be available at any other time, but I'm going to hang out New Year's with some friends," she said. "My mom thought I was nuts." Not everyone is looking for a New Year's Eve sitter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1999 | ANA CHOLO-TIPTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the social hall of the Buena Park Senior Center, a group of seniors has plenty to say about Y2K, the new century and the new millennium. But most acknowledge they will most likely be in bed long before the stroke of midnight. While waiting for her husband to show up for lunch at the center, Madeline Walton, 73, proves that the years haven't affected her humor. "I came over to the U.S. on the Mayflower," says the Canadian native. "OK, would you believe the Titanic?"
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 1999 | ELIZABETH JENSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Through the Warner Bros. store they trooped Thursday morning, squeezing into a Tweety Bird- and Sylvester-adorned elevator for the ride to the 21st floor. From there, it was another four flights of steep stairs until the TV crews, lugging their 15-pound cameras on their shoulders, reached their goal: a narrow scaffolding high above Times Square.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1999 | PHIL WILLON and DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Edwards Theatres announced Wednesday that its Southern California cinemas will not show late-night movies on New Year's Eve because the company expects only scant audiences. The theater chain also said it will not have a midnight Imax debut of Disney's "Fantasia 2000" at the Irvine Spectrum on New Year's Eve, as it had planned, due to lack of interest. The remade Disney classic will be shown on New Year's Day, however, starting at 9:30 a.m.
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